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Karen Montgomery, ‘Star Trek’ Actress and Film Producer, Dies at 66

8 December 2015 3:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress, producer and development executive Karen Montgomery died Dec. 4 in Los Angeles following a nearly decade-long battle with breast cancer. She was 66.

Montgomery started in showbiz as an actress, starring most notably as Princess Beata in a 1988 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” She then moved behind-the-scenes role, working as an assistant to screenwriter Waldo Salt, director Hal Ashby and producer Bruce Gilbert on 1978’s “Coming Home.”

Throughout her career she worked in the development departments of indie film companies, with producing credits on films including “Row Your Boat” (1999), “‘Til There Was You” (1997) and “Diary of a Hitman” (1991), which was directed by Montgomery’s former acting coach and friend Roy London.

Following London’s death from AIDS complications in 1993, Montgomery and husband, director Christopher Monger, produced a documentary called “Special Thanks to Roy London,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005.

Montgomery is survived by her husband; her »

- Alyssa Sage

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How Princess Kate's New Focus on Kids Is Already Having an Impact

19 February 2015 8:20 AM, PST | | See recent news »

For any parent who's been in a group sing-along of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," complete with hand actions, it was a familiar scene. Except for one thing. At the heart of the group, singing along amid all the other moms cradling their children, was a very special guest - Princess Kate. Wearing a plastic beaded bracelet made by one youngster on her right wrist, and high-fiving a little 2-year-old girl as she sat down, Kate, 33, beamed with happiness when she visited Cape Hill Children's Centre in Smethwick, England, on Wednesday The children come to »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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